Massage Therapy

Beginning August 24, students covered by Aetna Student Insurance will be required by Aetna to have a clinician’s order to have their massages paid for by Aetna.

photo of table massage

The Office of Health Promotion and Education at Sindecuse Health Center offers massage therapy to all Western Michigan University students faculty, staff and eligible dependents at least 12 years of age as well as area college students. Table massage appointments are available in 30-, 60- and 90-minute sessions.

Massages are available by appointment only, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (269) 387-3263 for an appointment.

Massage modalities

You may choose from the following modalities: Swedish, pre-natal, acupressure, cranio-sacral, side-by-side, medical massage, reflexology, hot stones and energy work. To find out more information about massage benefits visit: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.

photo of chair massageOn-site chair massage

We are pleased to offer on-site chair massage for WMU faculty and staff. If you are a WMU benefits-eligible employee, your insurance benefits may cover the already reasonable cost. You will be able to relax and rejuvenate in the convenience of your own office or conference room, with your choice of a 15- or 30-minute session. 

When you decide to schedule an appointment, why not ask a few others if they would like to do the same? Our certified massage therapists will be glad to accommodate your friends and colleagues just before or after your scheduled time. Call (269) 387-3263 to schedule.


Sindecuse Health Center courtesy bills your insurance if you have massage therapy coverage. The patient is responsible for understanding the details of their plan's requirements for coverage (i.e. prescription, deductible, number of visits, etc.)

Certified massage therapists

Karen Roth, CMT
Julia Ellis, CMT
Tana Jackson, CMT, PTA